Arc'teryx Konseal Hoody 3/4 Zip

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Hardwearing and light. Great alternative to traditional…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: €100

Summary

Hardwearing and light. Great alternative to traditional fleece.

Pros

  • Durable enough to be used as outer layer
  • Light
  • Good features

Cons

  • Not comfortable without base layer

Great alternative if you like me don't want the bulk of traditional fleece but still appreciate the warmth.

Sizing seems very true to size and the design allows plenty of movement even though it's quite tight fitting. The one drawback to me is that I wouldn't wear it without at least a merino t-shirt beneath on account of how the material feels on the skin. Then again it's supposed to be a middle layer. Still would be nice with the flexibility.

Speaking of flexibility the feature are great. For cold weather I love to have thumb holes and the baclava/neck warmer/hoody is just ingenious.

Material itself seems durable enough. Just keep in mind it is lightwight and thin. Haven't had any problems so far with outdoor activities in woods using it as outer layer.

The material isn't water or wind resistant by any means but still sheds dew and light rain. Breathability is top class while still keeping the warmth and it's very suitable for activity since wicking works as advertised.

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The Arc'teryx Knoseal 3/4 Zip Hoody is a trim fitting, hardface fleece hooded mid layer with integrated balaclava that moves easily inside a shell.

- CampSaver.com

Climbing rule #1: check your knots. Climbing rule #2: trust your partner. Climbing rule #3: wear the Arc'teryx Konseal 3/4-Zip Men's Fleece Hoodie when the weather's cold. Designed with vertical endeavors in mind, the Konseal is a trim-fitting Polartec Power Stretch jacket with durable and water-repellent Hardface technology that allows it to function as an outer layer for ice climbing or damp rock ascents, or an inner insulation piece when the temps go full-on arctic. Hardface is also smooth and tough, the better to resist rips and tears from rocks and ice tools. As you might expect, the Konseal has a secret: an integrated Phasic AR panel that nestles inside the hood and serves as a balaclava when the hood is raised, or as a neck gaiter if it isn't. Phasic wicks moisture and fights odor, so the panel won't turn soggy and stinky when you spend a day breathing into it, and provides light insulation so your mustache doesn't end up frozen to your lips. There are thumbholes to keep your sleeves where they belong, and a zippered chest pocket that stays accessible when you're wearing a harness or pack. If your climbing is likely to get cold, the Konseal is a surefire bet to keep you sending.

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Konseal Hoody 3/4 Zip FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Konseal Hoody 3/4 Zip Polartec Power Stretch fleece with Hardface Technology provides a durable, smooth outer surface that sheds moisture and layers easily Integrated Phasic AR panel nests inside hood, functions as a balaclava when worn with the hood or a neck gaitor without the hood One chest pocket allows easy access with pack or harness Sleeve thumb loops add extra coverage between gloves and sleeves A deep front zipper allows for ventilation while the locking zipper slider stays put SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx Men's Konseal Hoody 3/4 Zip Weight: 9 oz / 255 g Fit: Trim Polartec PowerDry with Hardface technology This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

The Konseal 3/4 Zip Hoody by ARCTERYX is a mid-weight fleece hoody with a hardface print for added durability that layers well under and over other garments. Trim-fitting, this mid-layer hoody moves easily inside of a shell or over your favorite base-layers. A DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps bead water from the fabric surface when the weather turns unexpectedly.

- Mountain Gear

Midweight fleece hoody with a hardface print for added durability that layers well under and over other garments Trimfitting hardface fleece midlayer moves easily inside a shellTechnical Features Moistureresistant outer face fabric Highly breathablemaintains comfort during aerobic activity Lightly insulated Great warmthtoweight ratio Durable QuickdryingConstruction DWR finish Durable Water Repellent helps bead water from fabric surfacePatterning Nolift gusseted underarmsHood Configuration Scuba hood Integrated neck gaitor that also doubles as a balaclavaZippers Fly Configuration 34 length front zip Micro webbing zipper pullsCuff Sleeves Configuration Thumb loops on cuffs for total hand protectionHem Configuration Drop back hemPocket Configuration Laminated chest pocket with laminated zip

- Bentgate.com